University of Hawai'i
(808) 956-8856 Telephone
For Immediate Release:
November 16, 1998
|Contact: Alan Teramura, 956-7651|
UH Continues Record-Setting Pace for Research Funding
One-third of the way into the 199899 fiscal year, the University of Hawai'i appears headed for a record-setting performance in extramural funding. During its meeting Friday on Maui, the UH Board of Regents accepted more than $23 million in contracts, grants and awards for 117 research and training projects for October, bringing the year-to-date total for extramural funding to $61.8 million-a 28 percent increase over the first four months of 199798.
The increase is reflected in both research activities (a record $36.2 million to date, up $7.8 million over this time last year) and training projects ($25.6 million to date, up $5.6 million over this time last year and the highest four-month tally since 199495.)
Grants reported in November include:
AGRICULTURE: $260,000 for papaya ringspot virus research, $278,000 for study of environmental effects of tephritid fruit fly control and/or eradication, $$224,000 for research on control of minor crop pests and $602,000 for "Pacific Basin Tropical and Subtropical Agricultural Research" from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Contact: Kenneth Rohrbach, College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources, 956-8157
$407,000 for evaluation of tailored skin cancer prevention strategies from the National Institutes of Health.
Contact: Karen Glanz, Cancer Research Center of Hawai'i, 586-3076
$595,000 for rehabilitation research and training centers from the U.S. Department of Education.
Contact: Robert Stodden, University Affiliated Program, 956-9199
$30,000 for interactive teaching using Landsat 5 and Landsat 7 data from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
Contact: Luke Paul Flynn, Hawai'i Institute of Geophysics and Planetology, 956-3154
$4.4 million for rural economic transition assistance from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Contact: Darryl Mleynek, Small Business Development Center, (Hilo) 974-7515